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Talks between Leh and Kargil leadership to be held tomorrow

Last Updated on July 31, 2021 at 6:24 pm

The top leadership of Kargil under the banner of Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) will reach Leh tomorrow for joint talks between Leh and Kargil leadership.

August 5, 2021 marks the second anniversary of Ladakh becoming a Union Territory after being separated from erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir which was also made a UT the same day. While Domicile, Land and Recruitment Rules have been issued for J&K, the UT of Ladakh is still waiting for the same. There were indications that Domicile, Land and Recruitment Rules besides the Warrant of Precedence will be issued shortly for the Union Territory of Ladakh.

Leh Apex Body is now demanding protection under Sixth Schedule of the Constitution besides Legislature for the Union Territory of Ladakh, the Kargil Democratic Alliance stands for Statehood to Ladakh which will automatically fetch Legislative Assembly for it.

If the talks on Sunday reaches to common agreement before meeting the Central Government amidst reports that the Ministry of Home Affairs will designate Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai as new negotiator with Ladakh in place of G Kishan Reddy, who was recently elevated as Cabinet Minister. As per reports, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai could now replace Reddy as head of high-powered committee on Ladakh but there is no bar on Reddy continuing as the head of committee.